daily.dev changelog
daily.dev changelog
app.daily.dev

Community Picks 💎

 

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We are super excited to share our newest feature with you, Community Picks!

Up until now our super smart feed algorithm decided what goes into the daily.dev feed.

Community Picks changes that!

Now our community (you) can also add articles to the feed!

If you have enough reputation you will gain the Scout privilege, allowing you to add up to 3 articles per day to the daily.dev feed!

Oh and did we mention that can by any article from any website (as long as it is about development and high quality of course!)

Read more about Community Picks in our Documentation.

So if you have 250 reputation or more, go Scout out some amazing articles, submit them to Community Picks and help other developers find even more amazing resources!

New Toasts! 🍞

 

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We wanted to improve the notifications you receive when an action is successful, fails etc.

So we created some new toast notifications on daily.dev!

Not only that, our new toasts also have a (not so well kept) secret!

If you head over to "Customize" in the menu on daily.dev, at the bottom you will see an option "Automatically dismiss notifications".

Turning this off gives you as much time as you need to undo an action, redo an action, see whether your comment was sent successfully etc!

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We think our new notifications look pretty slick and improve the UX of our site and app massively! Let us know what you think!

(I was going to add a joke about butter on toast here, but I didn't want you to spread it!)

The Companion Widget is here! 🤯

 

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daily.dev has just added a new feature that will change the way you discuss things forever!

Let me introduce you to the companion widget!

The companion allows you to upvote, comment on and bookmark articles…all while on the article itself!

No more switching back to daily.dev to leave a comment or an upvote, just look to the side of your page, and if daily.dev has the page in its feed the companion widget will be there!

Watch this quick 2 minute video explaining how to activate the companion widget, and what new superpowers it unlocks!

Want to try it out?

You can find full instructions on how to activate the companion in the daily.dev docs.

If you want to get started quickly, go to the daily.dev extension, look at the top right of the screen and you should see a purple button. Click that button and follow the instructions to enable the companion!

Once you have activated the companion, it will redirect you to a page introducing all of the features of the companion.

On the page you are redirected to you can try out the companion widget and leave a comment letting us know what you think of our shiny new feature if you want!

Article Modal

 

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Something new just "popped up" at daily.dev!

When you click on a card in one of the feeds to comment, we will now show you our new article modal, instead of a new page!

This makes using our app even quicker.

But wait…there is more!

We have introduced next and previous article buttons, coupled with left and right arrow key navigation! (or j and k)

We also made the UI far more intuitive with a nice big "read article" button once you have read the TLDR, comments etc. and decide this article is worth a read!

Faster, easier to use and prettier! 🤩

Reputation update! 🌟

 

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They say reputation is everything…and we couldn't agree more!

That is why we have overhauled our reputation points system to encourage more contributions and interaction from our community!

All of your hard-earned reputation points will be recalculated to match our new scoring and we even introduced a couple of new ways to earn those much coveted reputation points on daily.dev!

Find out what has changed and the new scoring in the daily.dev docs!

Preview your comments 🔎

 

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Whether it is some kind words, a witty response or a masterful meme, you can now ensure that your markdown displays as expected in comments on daily.dev. 🔥

When writing a comment you will now see two tabs, a "write" tab and a "preview" tab, write in the "write" tab and then select the "preview" tab to make sure your well crafted response displays correctly before posting!

@Mention other people 💬

 

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Keeping track of conversations between multiple people just got a whole lot easier! 🎉

Now you can @mention people in the comments on daily.dev!

Use it to keep the conversation going on interesting articles, or tag people to share articles with people you know that they may find interesting!

Simply type the "@" symbol and start typing!

Reading history, upgraded!

 

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We know you all love the reading history page, so we decided to spice it up a little more!

On the new reading history page, you are now able to:

  1. Bookmark a post
  2. Get a shareable link (or natively share, if you're using it on mobile)
  3. View the number of updates and reading time

Try it here

Top tags by reading days 🍍

 

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The profile got a facelift

In this new version, we added a bunch of new stats to your daily.dev profile!

  • The new ranks are now presented on your front page in all glory. Yes, you can brag to your friends about it 😉
  • We added a new section called "Top tags by reading days." This new section sheds more light on what people love to read. Consistently reading pays off, keep up the good work 🚀

Weekly Goal 2.0 (+ new ranks) 🏆

 

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As part of DailyFest (our first internal hackathon), we worked hard to ship an entire new gamification experience! We call it Weekly Goal 2.0

What's new in Weekly Goal 2.0?

  1. We have new ranks! More information below
  2. There's a new reading progress per tag feature that allows you to better understand what have you been reading this week
  3. Revamped UX that makes it easier to understand your progress

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Introducing new ranks!

The ranks also got a facelift with the following updates:

  • New "Starter" rank given for the first reading day
  • New "Legendary" rank given for the seventh reading day
  • We refactored up all your past ranks to fir the new ranks (so if you had Silvers, they are now turned to Gold… so on so forth)
  • All-new design for the rank badges 🤩